Golden Gate Bridge Suicides
                                  

In Memory of Matthew Whitmer, Missing since November 15, 2007


 
 


 
 Matthew
1987 - 2007



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Sunset over Golden Gate at Matthew's Candlelight Vigil

            Sunset over the Golden Gate at Matthew's Candlelight Vigil

November 15, 2007 was the last time anyone ever heard from or saw Matthew.
Matthew had sent a text message to a friend at 6:23 a.m
"Peace Out"

His way of saying goodbye.
Matthew has not been seen or heard from since that day.

The loss of a loved one is devastating enough but to face the possible of loss 
of a child, having him missing, his whereabouts unknown,
 discovering he was hearing voices again,

 knowing that he was an "adult-at-risk",
 left us with that ounce of hope that he is out there somewhere, safe but confused and lost.

 

We began researching about the bridge and the suicides.

We learned more than anyone would ever want to know.

We learned about the history of the Golden Gate Bridge; from the conception to

the creation of the bridge district, to the building and safety features used to

protect the workers, to the beginning of the tragedy of suicide at this site,

 to the advocacy of people for over 70 years to prevent these deaths,

to the callousness (or ignorance) of people who preferred a view to saving lives.

 

We will never comprehend why anyone would prefer a  view from this bridge to saving a person's life.

 

Since when is there ever an ‘acceptable’ amount of deaths in one location 

before action is taken to prevent them?



 


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